What's on for older children
Art Hoppers run free art activites at the Springfield Park Cafe for children aged 3-11 from 10.30am-12noon on the second Sunday of every month. Check out their facebook page www.facebook.com/arthoppersnews
Free activities, arts and craft projects, music and movement and stories are offered to families attending the Unity Bright Lights Unitarian Church on Newington Green. 11am-noon every Sunday. Children begin their time in the church service before leaving for these special family sessions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Books and Games
Chatterbooks Reading Group for children aged 8 to 12. Stoke Newington Library, Church Street. 4pm-5pm on the third Thursday of every month. Discussion about books as well as arts and crafts, games and days out. For further details call the library on 020 8356 5231.
Games Club for children and teenagers, Stoke Newington Library, Church Street. 6pm-7pm on the first Tuesday of the month. Children aged 7 and over can learn a variety of board and fantasy/strategy games (Formula One, Warhammer, Monopoly, dominoes, chess, draught and cards). Players of all abilities are welcome. Free refreshments.
Freightliners Farm in Islington is well worth a trip. it's cleaner and a much better set-up than other city farms and there's a lovely cafe too. It isn't in Stokey but it is a lovely attraction. You'll see sheep, goats, cows, ducks, chicken, pigs, rabbits and the resident farmhouse cats. Good changing facilities too. It's in Sheringham Road, just off Liverpool Road, N7 8PF
Hackney City Farm 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA
It's home to pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, chicken, ducks and cows. There's a cafe, a place to get your bike fixed and a shop selling fresh local produce.
Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground, N16 8TB. This was recently crowned the best adventure playground in London in the London Adventure Play Awards. It was praised especially for its inclusive atmosphere and variety of things to do.